Underground video was an important tool during the Marcos era and contributed to the Aquino revolution. In the rejuvenated atmosphere within traditional Philippine media institutions, President Aquino has become the protagonist in a soap opera and the brunt of ribald satiric humor. A skit on a weekly comedy show Six O'Clock News, where a genial Bush twists Aquino's arm for continued U.S. military bases. Next, an emotional melodrama uses double exposure and surreal juxtapositions to address the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Feb 10, 2015byDeeDee Halleck and Catherine Saalfield
Anti-communism has been such a fixture of our conceptual landscape that many of us take it for granted. This film is lively compilation of clips from anti-communist propaganda films intercut with footage taken from an international conference at Harvard University in 1989. This show is an analytic and often humorous look at America's fear of red. Highlights of the tape include segments from a US propaganda film hosted by Ronald Reagan, Angela Davis on a network talk show discussing what... favoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
This program profiles ACT UP (the AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power), the effective and inventive national AIDS activist organization. In 1989, ACT UP, a diverse, non-partisan group of individuals united in anger and committed to direct action to end the AIDS crisis, spawned DIVA-TV (Damned Interfering Video Activists) to organize independent video makers involved in AIDS activism. Working collectively to produce images of ACT UP's often massive, always colorful, protests, DIVA-TV is a prime... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
With the December 10th, 1989 demonstration by ACT UP and WHAM! (Women's Health Action and Mobilization) at St. Patrick's Cathedral as its focus, Like a Prayer is more than a simple documentation of that event. This show explores the many issues that were cause for the action - as well as those resulting from it - while charting the course of events both inside and outside the church. Like a Prayer is composed of several sections including an analysis of the demonstration as it was portrayed in... ( 1 reviews )
Warning Media May Be Hazardous to Your Health by Jenai Lane, protests against the subjugation of women in the media and beauty pageants. Mixed Messages by Kathryn Brew, video art. J. Mayne Reads Soap Opera Magazines by Paper Tiger, analysis of soap opera influences. Can You See Me Now by Holly Nattall. The Betucada Belles drum to Guayguanco a traditional Cuban rythym. We All Live Downstream: How Pollution on the Mississippi is effecting health by A. C. Warden and Karen Hirsch. Jungleland by... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This tape features south Korea's decade-long street insurrections from the point of view of students, farmers and workers who have stood in the front line of the reunification movement, against economic exploitation and-militarism. Beginning with stark footage from the Kwang-ju people's massive uprising and brutal suppression in 1980, through a recent strike of militant office workers, protests by farmers against the import of U.S. dairy products, and a showdown at the border of the two... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
This epic television series initiated a whirlwind of discussion and debate when it was first broadcast to a national audience in China in 1988. Excerpts from a six part Chinese documentary series: Xia Jun/director; Su Xiaokang and Wang Luxiang/script.Made in the period of maximum openness and press freedom, it utilized an experimental and expressive text and score to review China's past and future prospects. Subsequently banned, its scriptwriter was among the most wanted intellectuals after the... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
Seattle's Independent Media Center's Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO: A five part series featuring on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and in-depth analysis on world trade issues, popular resistance and the police repression that you won't find elsewhere. favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Part one of a twelve part series from Deep Dish TV on the war in Iraq. The programs address the implications and consequences of the recent military actions in Iraq and shows how people are mobilizing to deal with the issues raised by the war. To see other parts in this series, click: Part 1: The Real Face of Occupation Part 2: Standing with the Women of Iraq Part 3: National Insecurities Part 4: The Art of Resistance Part 5: Dance of Death Part 6: Erasing Memory - The Cultural Destruction of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 3 reviews ) Topics: iraq, war, shock and awe, middle east
Aug 13, 2008byMichael Murphy and Danielle Villegas
To most North Americans, Central America is a blur of incomprehensible political violence. This program puts together excerpts on the countries that make up the region, clarifying the distinctions and providing a road map to better understanding the region and the role of the US. government. The show includes segments of powerful and investigative documentaries such as "Dark Light of Dawn" (about military repression under the new civilian rule in Guatemala) and "Enough Crying of... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 2 reviews )
This portrait of Salvadoran refugees living in the U.S. suggests that even for those driven from home, the 1 2-year war in El Salvador has not ended. On top of unemployment, discrimination and exploitation, the U.S. has refused to recognize their status as refugees. Newly arrived Salvadoran families describe the other war which has just begun for those in El Salvador:-one where Salvadorans must confront their own devastated country. Produced by Roberto Arevalo in cooperation with Somerville... favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Personal vignettes on health care are featured in this short video from a lesbian perspective. Topics include Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, AIDS and breast cancer. Produced by DYKE TV (NY, NY). favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Hosts Joan Schneiderman- childcare and video producer, and Brenda Mathis video producer for Boston. Brief summary of the history International Womens Day. Episode focuses on the images of women in the US. This episode discusses women and their self-images, how they fit into the ideas femininity and of beauty. You Wont See Me Beatles song with lyrics changed to be about images of women and particularly lesbians in the 80s. Persephone Dream by Yvette Torell. Hello Boston a video journal by Doyle...
Rigoberto Menchu, Jean Franco and others look at Mexico and the increasing social divisions. A fusion group, Zazhil, combines Aztec and Maya sounds with new age rock and reggae, as a Holy Week reenactment of the crucifixion provides a graphic metaphor for the suffering indigenous masses. Topics: Rogoberto Menchu, Jean Franco, Ideas, Power, Mexico, Zazhil, Aztec, Maya, New age rock, reggae,...
Paper Tiger TV returns to the issues surrounding the growth of new communication and information technologies. New computer networks and information resources are sprouting up around the globe as new uses continue to redefine and cultivate the communications landscape. This program also examines how the paths connecting our new digital gardens must be protected from the gates of private interest by a public policy that both protects and nurtures the nature of public communications. Produced by...
An accelerated decline of the US economy, labor, housing and healthcare lie in the wake of the Gulf War. The billions spent on destruction in this war could have been spent on ecological projects, housing and education. This program includes: Michio Kaku, physicist; Adrienne Wing, National Conference of Black Lawyers; Dr. Yolanda Huet Vaughn, family practice physician who refused reserve duty in the Gulf; Michael Moore, director of Roger and Me, on the war and the auto industry; Seymour Melman,...
An analysis of mainstream media coverage of the recent national elections in Nicaragua. This program questions the standard of "objectivity" used by United States' news agencies. The videotape follows representatives from three U.S. news organizations (Newsweek, NBC-TV, and National Public Radio) as they put together reports on the elections. Using interviews with U.S. reporters and producers, the program demystifies and unveils the news gathering process of mainstream media. Produced...
Tape 1 talking about speeches she's made and the audience response, cultural differences and impresions, what the war could mean in the long run. Tape 2 America invades other countries because it has the power to get away with it, controlling oil means controlling world, distinction between government and people, talking to congressmen/women, stupid assumptions people make about other cultures, etc
"Still No Justice: Leonard Peltier"- update on the native activist, "Geronimo Pratt" - an overview of the case of jailed black panther leader, A conversation on Death Row: Christof Arnold interviews Mumia Abu Jamal
This ten-part series is a response to the use of public access channels by white supremacists, addressing the controversy that ensues between civil rights and civil liberties. The debate reached its peak in Kansas City, Missouri when the Ku Klux Klan applied for time on the local access channel. The city council, in response to city-wide pressure, voted to give up their access channel rather than accept Klan programming. Facing a possible law suit by access users, the city council eventually...
Using this summer's Earth First! actions to protect redwoods as a starting point, this program documents the fight to save forests from Australia to the Amazon, and the efforts to re-forest the planet, from the Sahara to our own backyard. Includes an interview with Judy Barry, environmental activist, injured in car bomb, speaking from her death bed and the threats to her life by the timber industry. Coordinating Producers: Luana Plunkett and Neal Morrison (San Francisco, CA)
"Fantasy News" by Gloria Williams, mock newscast about a woman president and the end to patriarchy. "Judith Williamson Consumes Passionately" in Southern California by Paper Tiger, women, advertising and consumerism. Song about being a bum from Joni Schwartz. Racism and women.
Tape 1 Iraqi women's tour in general, biased media- Americans should see real Iraqi people, victims, families. Civil war is made up. Americans don’t know anything aout iraq. the constitution is made to divide Iraq. she wants to tell the gov't her stories, not the peace activists, admin will not listen to a group of iraqi women against the war. US is like the middle east- freedom is lacking, activists are in jail like they would be under saddam. seeing immigrant protests in NYC, ugly face of...
Highlights the Symposium an audiovisual presentation given at the NFLCP and NAMAC conferences held in Portland, Oregon, in July, 1991. The first segment of the program opens with drumming by Obo Addy, a Ghanaian master and features excerpts from talks given by Maria Rocha, labor organizer and Herbert I. Schiller author and media critic. The Anchormen provide a musical revue and answer the question, "Is it really safe to watch the six o'clock news?" The second segment also begins with...
Picture a television future where hundreds of channels come into your home through a single telephone line. More choices, more competition, faster advances in technology -- that's what the hype says. But to date, there's no guarantee that the public will be able to afford access to all the goodies at the end of the phone line. Tune in and find out what's being planned for your communications future, and what you can do about it. Produced by Paper Tiger TV (NY, NY)
Creative Time and the Media Center at the Borough of Manhattan Community College/CUNY will present a LIVE television event for Day Without Art 1992. This special features the work of various New York performance artists as well as LIVE contributions from artists and AIDS activists from around the country. Combining confrontation, commentary, and personal narration in a call for AIDS action and awareness, We Interrupt This Program... creates a national forum that is both essential AIDS...
Part of the series: The Lannon Foundation Presents Writers Uncensored. Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz reflects on his life and career as an emigre, diplomat and internationally acclaimed writer, talking about the role of poets in the politics of our time. Topics: Czeslaw Milosz, poetry, social consciousness, politics, immigration, Lannon Foundation
Maria Hinojosa introduces this series. included are segments from Operation Bootstrap, documenting the industrialization program from Puerto Rico in the 1950's that predates NAFTA. Also, a segment from Onward Christian Soldiers, about an evangelical crusade in Latin America. Topics: MAria, Hinojosa, Puerto Rico, Latin America, Industrialization, Trade, NAFTA, Evangelical,...
Our History: La Historia de todos nosotros is a look at past labor history in Puerto Rico through the eyes of several retired workers. Produced by Marcia Riviera and the Centro de Estudios de la Realidad Puertoriqueña. El Paro Va! The Strike is On! A struggle against the privatization of telephone service on the island of Puerto Rico led to a successful general strike and the government agreed not to sell. Produced by Cynthia Lopez and La Union Independente de Trabajadoras Telefonica.
Personal stories of Palestinians and Israeli settlers frame this account of Israel's race to build permanent settlements in the West Bank and Gaza strip, in an effort to cement the occupation of Palestinian lands. The decisive role of U.S. aid and the impact of massive Soviet immigration are reflected in everyday life on both sides. Eyewitness testimony and analysis underscore the political stakes as the settlements become "facts on the ground." Produced by Anata Video in cooperation...
While many American Jews oppose Israeli occupation of Palestine and the U.S. policy that sponsors it, public opposition in the U.S. has historically been muted. The Jewish Committee on the Middle East (JCOME), a new organization with supporters nationwide, has waged a public information campaign to call for Palestinian statehood and an end to U.S. subsidy of the occupation. This program looks at JCOME's evolution and explores how changing U.S. policy will be instrumental to peace and justice in...
Amid a galloping onslaught of misinformation and violence, lesbians and gay men in the U.S. are struggling harder than ever to claim their civil and human rights. While the insurgent Religious Right mobilizes to implement anti-gay measures state by state, the lesbian and gay community is activating to turn the tide of discrimination and keep its eyes on federal gay rights at the same time. Coordinating Producers: Catherine Saalfield and Cyrille Phipps for the Gay and Lesbian Emergency Media...
-byJeanne Kracher and Dalida Maria Benfield, Michael Thompson and Brett Stockdill
Prisoners receive inferior health care because they, for the most part, come from oppressed communities and thus are seen as expendable. This, along with the fact that prison health care policies are rooted in larger patterns of punishement rather than rehabilitation, contributes to an extremely low standard of care for people who are incarcerated throughout various prison systems. Produced by Women in the Directors Chair with Jeanne Kracher and Dalida Maria Benfield, Michael Thompson and Brett...
This program is a look at the background of Mumia and the case against him. It describes his youth as an organizer with the Black Panther Party and the events surrounding the Move tragedy, intercut with an interview with Mumia from prison. Produced by Chris Bratton and Lamar Williams (Chicago, IL/Harrisburg PA)
From One Prison: Part 2: women in jail for killing abusive husbands, Youre daughter is here- young women at a detention center learn survival skills, Have You seen the Nueva Mujer Puertoriquena- puerto rican prisoners of war
"What do we want? Nothing! When do we want it? Now!" cheer Ladies Against Women in their consciousness-lowering session. Theater and performance have always been used to challenge the present order or put forth an image of a better world and humor often provides a way to confront painful issues. This program captures some of the best political performers in action, including the Bread and Puppet Theater, San Francisco Mime Troupe, The Atomic Comics, and Teatro Campesino. Produced by...
The proliferation of prisons in the United States is one of a puzzle called the globalization capital. The primary mechanism of control is debt. Developing countries have depended on foreign loans, resulting in increasing vulnerability to the transnational corporate strategy for the global economy.
Seattle's Independent Media Center's Showdown in Seattle: Five Days that Shook the WTO: A five part series featuring on-the-ground, non-corporate perspective and in-depth analysis on world trade issues, popular resistance and the police repression that you won't find elsewhere.
The first of this five hour series was curated especially for the Deep Dish TV series. The other four hours of this non-competitive festival were also carried on the DDTV Network. The Festival included excerpts of over 60 programs made by women. Tape segments are organized by theme - work, family, etc.- with each subject introduced by studio hosts and complimented by in-studio performances and readings. The festival was cablecast live on the Boston News Network in March of 1988. Produced by...
March 8th --International Women's Day-- was inspired by a militant street demonstration in 1908, when women from sweatshops and tenements on New York's Lower East Side marched to Union Square with demands for higher wages, better working conditions, the right to vote and an end to child labor. For the sixth consecutive year, the International Women's Day Video Festival commemorates this occasion with productions by women worldwide. This year the festival includes tapes from Sweden, Israel and...
Poor and non-white communities, from Bhopal to Brooklyn, are the most frequent targets of environmental hazards. This program examines the phenomenon of environmental racism and shows what grassroots movements are doing to redefine issues such as housing, education and health as environmental concerns. Coordinating Producer: Ada Gay Griffin for Third World Newsreel (NY, NY)
People around the country blow the whistle on polluters and lax government regulators by documenting environmental hazards from the midnight dumping of toxins to the tuna industry's dolphin massacre. Community members dare to cover issues that newspapers won't. Coordinating Producer: Karen Hirsch for Greenpeace (Washington, DC)
This looks at grassroots organizing and resistance. Includes Jesus Papoleto Melendez, Puerto Rican poet; Grace Paley, author; Joseph Lowery, Southern Christian Leadership Conference and many war resisters.
The Gulf War produced an historic level of military resistance in a very short time. What will happen to the conscientious objectors and the hundreds of dissenting GIs in Germany who went AWOL rather than go to the desert? This program highlights military resisters and their families: from North Carolina to Frankfort, Germany and an inside look at the underground railroad of support in Western Europe.
This program reviews the history of colonialism and intervention in the Middle East, the Palestinian and Israeli conflict, Pan-Arab self-determination and the human cost of war. Ramsey Clark on war crimes in Iraq; Judith Williamson, British critic and author, reviews Western views of Arabs: from "Wise Men" to "Terrorists"; Eqbal Ahmad, professor and author, on Middle East history; The 9th Street Theatre gives a Brechtian performance of "The History of Oil".